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|Publisher:||臺北市 ： 國立臺灣師範大學衛生教育學系 衛生教育研究所|
Dental caries is still one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in Taiwan. Oral hygiene should be addressed and brought to people's attention. This study explored the influences of schoolchild's oral health performance. Five thousand six hundreds eighty eight children who were third to sixth grade students of elementary schools in the 2002-2003 academic years. Complete data were available for 4,826 schoolchildren and their parents (84.4% of total sample). The result showed that: As a whole, the individual oral behavior that the elementary students performed better were brushing teeth when get up and before sleeping, but they did not perform well using dental floss to clean the teeth at least once a day. Female students performed better than their male counterparts. Fifth and sixth grade students had better oral behavior than third and fourth grader. Multivariate regression analysis indicated that the powerful predicators for oral health behaviors included gender, age, parent's education, school achievement, parent's oral health behaviors, children's oral health value, and the support from parent and classmates. These results extend previous studies and give further support to the importance of including important factors in prevention campaigns aimed at childhood as a way of improving oral health and cultivating well hygiene habit.
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